29 days in Egypt, Jordan & Israel Itinerary

29 days in Egypt, Jordan & Israel Itinerary

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29 days in Egypt, Jordan & Israel Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Giza, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
5
Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Dahab, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
8
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
9
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Sde Boker, Israel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Jerusalem, Israel
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Madrid, Spain

1
night
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for gifts at Yadawee Egyptian Handicrafts.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Giza holiday planning tool .

Madrid, Spain to Giza is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in June: high temperatures in Giza hover around 40°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Musee de la Barque Solaire ©
Musee de la Barque Solaire

3
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Discover out-of-the-way places like ACE- Animal Care in Egypt and Tomb of Queen Nefertari. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses III, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Luxor holiday planner .

Fly from Giza to Luxor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Giza in June, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (49°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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ACE- Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE- Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari

4
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Explore hidden gems such as Makadi Water World and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip planner .

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Luxor in June: highs in Hurghada hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours
Makadi Water World ©
Makadi Water World

3
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seaworld Diving Center and Elphinstone Reef. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam, take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, and stroll through Marsa Shoona Bay.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marsa Alam route planner .

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in June, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are slightly colder, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

1
night
Saint Catherine, Egypt

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in July: high temperatures in Saint Catherine hover around 38°C and lows are around 22°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

2
nights
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 3rd (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs, look for gifts at Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, and then Head underground at Blue Hole.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dahab online travel route planner .

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in July, expect Dahab to be a bit warmer, temps between 44°C and 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

4
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coptic Orthodox Church and Ras Um Sid. Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 6th (Sat) with a shark diving experience. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore and take pictures at Ghibli Raceway, and go deep with a submarine tour.

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Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

1
day
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wadi Rum itinerary maker .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Wadi Rum by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area

3
nights
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Al-Beidha - Little Petra and Petra Museum. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring ancient history at Petra. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Street of Facades, explore and take pictures at Petra Kitchen, admire the landmark architecture of The Great Temple, and explore by horseback at Horse Riding Jordan.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip planner .

You can drive from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sde Boker.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades

2
nights
Sde Boker, Israel

Sde Boker ©
Sde Boker is a kibbutz in the Negev desert of southern Israel. On the 13th (Sat), see Off-Road Tours, then explore the ancient world of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, then look for gifts at Faran Natural Cosmetic, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ramon Crater. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Ben Gurion Tomb, explore the striking landscape of Avdat National Park, and then do a tasting at Carmey Avdat.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sde Boker route builder tool .

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Sde Boker in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Sde Boker

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mitspe Ramon
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Ramon Crater ©
Ramon Crater
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis ©
Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

4
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Explore hidden gems such as Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel and Masada Fortress. Explore Jerusalem's surroundings by going to Masada National Park (in Masada) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, and delve into the distant past at Western Wall.

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Traveling by car from Sde Boker to Jerusalem takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Masada National Park, Masada Fortress
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Western Wall ©
Western Wall
Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel ©
Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel

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